2012 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Stephen Breyer

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice Stephen Breyer during the 2012 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which began October 1, 2012 and concluded October 6, 2013. This was the nineteenth term of Breyer's tenure on the Court. Stephen Breyer, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
Stephen Breyer 2012 term statistics
8
Majority or Plurality
5
Concurrence
1
Other
6
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 20
Bench opinions = 18 Opinions relating to orders = 2 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 2 Most joined by: Sotomayor, Kagan (13) Least joined by: Scalia (3)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
4-01


Delling v. Idaho • [full text] 568 U.S. ___ (2012)

insanity defense Ginsburg, Sotomayor
Breyer dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari, believing the Court should have reviewed whether Idaho's modification of the insanity defense violated the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause.
1-02


Lozman v. Riviera Beach 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Ginsburg, Alito, Kagan
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Sotomayor
4-03


Bailey v. United States 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Fourth Amendment  • detention incident to the execution of a search warrant Thomas, Alito
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Kennedy
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Scalia
1-04


Henderson v. United States 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure  • Rule 52(b)  • plain error Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Scalia
4-05


Clapper v. Amnesty International USA 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act  • Article III  • standing Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Alito
1-06


Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

copyright law  • first-sale doctrine  • domestic sale of foreign-published works Roberts, Thomas, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Kagan
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Ginsburg
1-07


Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Class Action Fairness Act of 2005  • diversity jurisdiction  • amount in controversy Unanimous
2-08


Wos v. E. M. A. 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Medicaid anti-lien provision  • state recovery of tort awards for medical expenditures
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Kennedy
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Roberts
4-09


Comcast Corp. v. Behrend 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

antitrust law  • class action certification Sotomayor, Kagan
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Scalia
Breyer coauthored a dissent with Justice Ginsburg.
2-10


Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Alien Tort Statute  • extraterritoriality Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Kennedy
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Alito
1-10


Bullock v. BankChampaign, N. A. 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

bankruptcy law  • discharge of debt  • defalcation Unanimous
2-12


Arlington v. FCC 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Telecommunications Act of 1996  • Chevron deference to agency interpretation of its own statutory jurisdiction
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Roberts
1-13


Trevino v. Thaler 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

ineffective assistance of counsel  • procedural default Kennedy, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Roberts
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Scalia
2-14


Alleyne v. United States 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Sixth Amendment  • right to a jury trial  • mandatory minimum sentencing  • judicial factfinding
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Thomas
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Roberts
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Alito
1-15


FTC v. Actavis, Inc. 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984  • Federal Trade Commission Act  • generic drugs Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Roberts
4-16


Salinas v. Texas 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Fifth Amendment  • self-incrimination Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Alito
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Thomas
1-17


United States v. Kebodeaux 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act  • Necessary and Proper Clause Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Alito
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Scalia
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Thomas
4-18


Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. Bartlett 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act  • federal preemption  • product liability Kagan
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Alito
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Sotomayor
2-19


Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Indian Child Welfare Act  • termination of parental rights
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Sotomayor
5-20


Gallow v. Cooper 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

ineffective assistance of counsel Sotomayor
Breyer filed a statement respecting the Court's denial of certiorari.

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